Regrounding Love

ReGrounding Love

We need sensitive community members who recognize that the experiences we have labeled as "breaks" and diagnosed as mental illness in our loved ones must be supported as breakthroughs: openings that are showing the individual and our community where we are needing to heal and evolve.

 The M.O.M.S. Movement

We need to reclaim the village as our birthright and have sanctuaries to help each other heal.  


We need sensitive community members who recognize that the gifts we have labeled as "breaks" in our loved ones must be supported as breakthroughs: openings that are showing the individual and our community where we are needing to heal and evolve. 


Every breakdown can be a breakthrough if the community will carry it with Curiosity and Love. 


We honor and welcome the gifts that are coming through all of us, each and every one us,  to guide us into the future.


We are Becoming

the

Beloved Community!


Two-Minute-Tuesday-Celebration

November 30, 2021

A Beautiful Update!

GRATITUDE!!!

SIDD IS FREE!!!

Sidd’s Traumatic Re-Entry is over, and now, slowly, the real Celebration and Healing begins! Sidds pronouns are she/her/they; 

Sidd is Free!

Finally, my heart is rejoicing, my inhale is more deeper, my body more relaxed, and gratitude is overflowing.

I want to thank each and everyone of you for your support in so many ways and accompanying us on this journey.

APOLOGY

I, also, want to apologize for the long delay in updating you. Sidd was released from Western State Hospital on October 13th , but the actual departure and reentry process that the hospital orchestrated was quite traumatizing, and had a domino effect. Until recently, we were still very much reeling from the unwelcoming Sidd and I experienced at the agency that Western State Hospital treatment team chose for Siddharta to be discharged to!

I have added a bit more detail at the end of this email, but this is a Celebration so I want to stay with that vibration first and you can read a bit more details at the end if you desire.

HOW’s SIDD?  The Update! 

So Sidd is actually now, officially living at home with me. The government housing program did find an apartment for her to live in, but while the agency was making amends, and looking for an apartment, I redesigned my 3 bedroom apartment so that Sidd would pretty much have the main apartment space, including kitchen, bathroom and a bedroom to herself. I have converted my roomy master bedroom into a mini studio, and fortunately it has a patio door entrance to the outside. She seems to like having her private space, but also, having me nearby as an added sense of security, until we get more peer support, and thus she has turned down the GOSH apartment option.

It is heartwarming to see that Sidd is beginning  to slowly reclaim some of what was lost during her confinement; she set up her chess set; she’s buying her own groceries and clothes; and every now and then she sings a song! She has requested a computer and agreed she would like to explore computerized music production like she used to do long ago. I have set up zoom lessons with a teacher, that seems super understanding and skilled. Computer should arrive next week and lessons start the day after.

She has had a couple of rough experiences, but I came to the realization that both times it happened within 24 hours of the every 2 week mandated psych drug injection. I am hoping Sidd and I will be able to have a conversation with the prescriber about adjustments that will better support Sidd in the community.

Her voices often bring up Western State Hospital, and her memories seem to haunt her. But her voices also have her laughing and seeming to enjoy each other’s company, now that she feels safe, supported and seen.   

WHAT’S NEXT?

Getting Sidd free was the biggest challenge that I faced for the last year. Now, the struggle is, and always has been after discharge, the void of trauma informed, culturally and gender-sensitive support organizations that are not understaffed, over worked, and available, as well as sanctuary homes in the community, where hearts can truly heal and grow strong, while recovering from severe traumatization.

 IT'S EXCITING!

My daughter, Sidd’s sister, had the vision to create the community home that would truly serve Sidd, as well as others, which would include companions for support. As part of a non-profit, she wrote a grant to create an adult family home that will be modeled on compassionate Soteria and PeerRespite principles. She was awarded $300,000 toward the purchase of a house. We will be soon be fundraising an additional, approximately $200,00 to purchase a nice, warm, welcoming home, which will be staffed and operate on the basis of Soteria and Peer Run Respite Principles.

JOIN THE COMPASSIONATE CARING COMMUNITY MOVEMENT

The community is the place where Sidd’s story, like so many others, begins and ends. It is where each of our stories takes place. It is time to reclaim and put the/our heart back into our communities. The community void that I spoke earlier about, has too often resulted in Sidd and others repeatedly being sent to, and back into institutions; a too common narrative of involuntary confinement, forced medication, and “doing to.”

Together, we are creating a new story of “being with.” 

Join the 0ver 700 people from 40 states and over 40 countries who registered for the launch of the first International Peer Respite / Soteria Summit!

Our 5 Sundays October Summit was an incredible success and yet it was just the beginning!

 If you haven’t registered, it’s not too late! We are having our next program this coming Sunday, December 5, at 9AM PDT, and will continue to move toward our goal of supporting people in transforming our communities in the coming New Year!

*Register,

*watch the recordings of the Summit,

*read “how to” documents,

*find other resources,

*connect with others of the International Peer Respite Soteria Summit !

Just Click Here!


With so much Love and Gratitude,

Cindi Fisher

ReGroundingLove.com

P.S. For  those who might like more details about the traumatic reentry, here's a short paragraph  click here!

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TWO-MINUTE-TUESDAY-ADVOCACY-DAY

September 28, 2021

Celebration Time!!!   

Siddharta has been given a discharge date of October 13, 2021!

Siddharta is Ecstatic! I am cautious, but Siddharta's enthusiasm is so contagious, that my excitement is growing!

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! 

For all your calls, emails, research, positive encouragement, listening ear, strategic planning, righteous anger, and so much more!

There is a lot to be addressed in this entire ordeal, but for now,

hold the joy and vision of a Freed Siddharta on October 13, 2021! 

And please register and join me at the 

FREE  International Peer Respite, Soteria Summit

THIS Sunday!

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SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CINDI!


Celebrate Cindi's Birthday TODAY, September 21, 2021 on

TWO-MINUTE-TUESDAY-ADVOCACY-DAY


Dearest Friends and Allies,  


Sidd is still desperate to be FREE! But while we work to stop egregious human rights abuse, and unlawful imprisonment of Sidd and others, we must also work toward dreaming and building the World we want to live in! A world where everyone belongs and matters!

So Today, while I, allies , and especially "The Black and Beyond the Binary Collective" youth members walk, stand and demand, Siddharta's freedom in front of Western State hospital, balloons will be floating above our heads. Siddharta will see them, even though behind barred windows and know she is not alone.


We are devoted to creating and Being the Change we will see in the world. 

Being the change, happens in many ways, through many people. 

Waking-up through education is one way of waking up.

Creating the alternative world is another. 

Celebrating Life is another!

For today's TWO-MINUTE-TUESDAY-ADVOCACY  Pick one, two, or all three

1. Educate yourself about the filmscreening of Medicating Normal. The link is under the flyer below!

2. Educate yourself about the International Peer Respite Soteria Summit! The link is below the flyer

3. Listen to the first two minutes of my new interview with Medicating Normal. The youtube link is underneath the donate button...then I hope you will return when you have more time....later in the interview, I share my deepest reflections about what to do with those who have caused so much harm and death, ignoring their hippocratic oath to do no harm. Email me your reflections on my thoughts and your deepest truth on the contact page of this website.

I find ways to be with my despair that shift my direction out of the downward spiral that had me moving into paralysis.   Read about Cindi Fisher's  shattering  Journey of Activism here ;

  and read about her Journey of Regrounding Love here